Motorboat Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of motorboat operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of motorboat operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The motorboat operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Motorboat Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$69,250
75th Percentile Wage
$58,240
50th Percentile Wage
$37,120
25th Percentile Wage
$24,510
10th Percentile Wage
$19,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for motorboat operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) motorboat operators is $69,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,230. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 260% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $37,120 17.65%
2013 $31,550 -10.34%
2012 $35,190 -3.90%
2011 $36,620 -4.91%
2010 $38,510 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for motorboat operators from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -10.34%.We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

Table 3. Average Salary of Motorboat Operators vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Sailors and Marine Oilers
$39,100
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators
$68,080
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$72,340
Motorboat Operators
$37,120
Ship Engineers
$68,100

Table 4. Motorboat Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of motorboat operators in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for motorboat operators occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $54,480. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $23,990).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,480
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,310
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,240
Retail Trade
$26,570
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,990

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Motorboat Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only motorboat operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of motorboat operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,990 to $67,200. The highest paying state for motorboat operators is Alaska with a median annual salary of $67,200. The lowest paying state is Georgia with a median annual salary of $18,990. For more salary information of motorboat operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$67,200
Washington
$63,770
South Carolina
$60,400
Louisiana
$58,260
Maryland
$57,720
California
$55,900
Oregon
$55,770
Virginia
$47,690
Hawaii
$43,620
Michigan
$42,940
Arizona
$39,570
New York
$35,470
Massachusetts
$35,030
Texas
$34,390
Florida
$29,140
Guam
$26,780
Georgia
$18,990